March 27, 2013

Let Your Nails Sing With Vocaloid Colors

Apparently the Crypton vocaloids are now so identifiable that it just takes the right color to invoke an association. At least that's the implicit pitch. Piapro has unveiled a set of five nail polishes including Miku green, Rin and Len yellow, Luka pearl blue (as in her headphones), Meiko red and Kaito blue. They sell for 1,050 yen ($11).
Source: CR

Full Look at "Attack on Titan" Character Designs

The official site for Death Note/Highschool of the Dead director Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G subsidiary Studio Wit's adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga has posted a full roster of Kyoji Asano's (Psycho-Pass) character designs. And, while the distinctive look is sure to turn off some, for many, it's going to reignite anticipation for the looming April anime. 

The anime begins airing on April 7th!
Source: CR

Ymir - Saki Fujita

Reiner - Yoshimasa Hosoya

Armin - Marina Inoue

Mikasa - Yui Ishikawa

Sasha - Yu Kobayashi

Annie -  Yu Shimamura

Marco - Ryota Ohsaka

Bertholdt - Tomohisa Hashizume

Jean - Kishô Taniyama

Eren - Yuuki Kaji

Christa - Shiori Mikami

Conny - Hiro Shimono

Watch Vocaloid Artist Yori Draw in Wacom's Live Painting Video

Wacom, a company that makes digital drawing tablets, has added a new video with artist Yori to its "Drawing with Wacom" series on Wednesday. The video features Yori using the Cintiq 13HD, Wacom's new drawing tablet with a compact 13.3-inch LCD display.

Yori is best known for illustrating the music videos for Mikito-P's "Yi Er Fan Club" (1,2 Fan Club) and other songs. With vocals by Vocaloid idols Gumi and Kagamine Rin, "Yi Er Fan Club" has garnered over 1.9 million views on Niconico.

Source: ANN

Freezing Sci-Fi Action Anime Gets 2nd Season

The wraparound jacket band on the 18th volume of Dall-Young Lim and Kwang-Hyun Kim's Freezing manga is announcing on Wednesday that the second anime season has been green-lit. More information on the "anticipated" new season will be on the official website.

The anime adapts this manga about Kazuya, a boy who lost his sister in humankind's fight against beings from another dimension. He enrolls in a military academy for combat training against the dimensional beings. There, a group of girls known as "Pandora" prepare to fight the unknown enemy.

[via ANN]

Senran Kagura and sushi

This screen capture was from an episode of Senran Kagura. I found it humorous in a way that the statement made in the image could be true. Is there really nothing cuter than a girl happily eating a sushi roll? You decide for yourself.

Senran Kagura is a silly action comedy anime about a bunch of modern-day ninjas jumping around and training to become "super-ninjas". The anime was rather average and the story was a bit plain and boring. Otherwise, the art was quite good and the comedy will entertain you a bit. 

First Android-only 'Humble Mobile Bundle' now available

Today The Humble Bundle is introducing a mobile-only (and Android-only) "Humble Mobile Bundle", which is now available for your enjoyment. The Humble Bundle has been around for some time, and has also recently started including Android versions of games alongside Windows, Mac and Linux versions. This is the first time the bundle will only contain Android games, however.
  • Contre Jour
  • Anomaly Korea
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Bladeslinger
  • The Rooma
  • Metal Slug 3
If you're not familiar with the Humble Bundle system, it's a "pay what you want" model that lets you donate any amount you please and receive the first four games, and the last two games if you donate over the average. A portion of the proceeds also go to charity, which is great. The games are also DRM-free, which is a huge bonus.